Reviews

The Hellacopters: Rock & Roll Is Dead

Simple without being minimalist, sexy without being over-stylized, The Hellacopters’ music, already the stuff of legend in their native Sweden, have been waiting for years to break through to the American mains...
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Mudvayne @ Starland Ballroom

What happens when you cross a barrage of maniacal metal with a trippy alt-core juggernaut; some thundering and lightning-fast grooves; and an in-your-face, staccato attack? It’s the Masters of Horror, of course...
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Queen @ Continental Airlines Arena

With only two appearances, one on the East Coast and one on the West Coast, concertgoers at the Continental Airlines Arena at the Meadowlands had the opportunity to witness a rare event here in the States. A sp...

Knut: Terraformer

Despite being close to celebrating a dozen years as a band, few folk on this side of the Atlantic (and probably not so many on the other) have heard of the name, let alone the band. I myself can’t exactly say I...

Thrice: Vheissu

Thrice have had an unusual development over the last few years; their debut Identity Crisis was indeed just that, 2002’s The Illusion Of Safety displayed some of their strongest material—a thrashy, technical, h...
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Fixer @ Rocks Off Concert Cruise

What a trip! Take a two-level cruise boat, add a trio of bands and 100 or so fans, throw in a small bar and a simple sound system. Toss it into the East River and head south. For three hours, revelers aboard th...

Opeth: Ghost Reveries

The opening inset of the liner notes reads:“Ghost Reveries: an observation by Opeth.” I promptly fell over from the sheer pretentiousness— I want to see what Opeth are looking at. And woe that there is no great...
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